Meeting the Mark

When Flannery O’Connor prepared her first short story collection, A Good Man is Hard to Find, she acknowledged to friend Robert Lowell how much she relied upon Caroline Gordon’s feedback on her stories:  “I send them all to Caroline and she writes me wherein they do not meet the mark.”

–Flannery O’Connor to Elizabeth and Robert Lowell, 1 January 1953, from

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Robert Lowell

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